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1847 - 1922
The writer George R. Sims began his literary activity as the theater critic for the journals "Dark Blue" and "Woman". In the next years followed other magazines in which he published articles.
Beside it George R. Sims soon became established as a dramatist whose plays were performed on stages and later produces for the big screen. His first success was "The Lights of London", it followed "Romany Rye", "The Member for Slocum" and "The Harbour Lights".
In 1889 he wrote a number of articles abut the life of the poor in London
after he took note deeply moving of their living conditions. The articles
were published in the Daily News under the title "Horrible London" and
they also came out as a book in the same year with the title "How the Poor
George R. Sims experienced an other push of popularity when some of
his dramas were adapted for the cinema. The first filming came in 1912
into being called "Ostler Joe" (12). It followed the productions "Two Little
Vagabonds" (14), "The Romany Rye" (15), "Master and Man" (15), "A Murder
in Limehouse" (19), "The Blackmailer" (19), "The English Rose" (20), "The
Great Day" (21) and "Billy's Rose" (22).
Other filmed books by George R. Sims: